Introducing: Déyyess

DéyyessWith a spate of female solo artists coming up through the Lana del Rey and Lorde school of art pop, 20-year-old Hannah Butcher from Kent - working under the moniker Déyyess - offers something a little different. She is garnering praise not only from the online press but also that of fellow artists, with such bright sparks as Fyfe and Dan Owen self-confessed admirers of her work.

Her debut single "Guns", produced with James Leggett and Neil Comber (MIA, Florence & The Machine), is a haunting number that bursts at the seams with promise. Opening with a mechanical guitar tone that has an air of Placebo or Ben Howard's darker sophomore record I Forget Where We Were, the track's verses are stripped back, her vocals drifting lazily around the melody. The chorus tune is glorious, the orchestration underneath richer, with synths filling out the spaces left empty in the verse. While you feel that she wants to erupt, releasing the tension in the track, the song stays measured all the way through. It exudes restraint and resignation, much like the lyrics themselves: "We're at war but never mind, like guns in the summertime."

Déyyess is attracting interest from all areas of the music sphere, with Amazing Radio's Charlie Ashcroft and BBC Introducing's Tom Robinson fans of her music - along with the guys at Communion Music, having already played a couple of their Omeara shows in London. She also loves a good TV series; a fan of anything from Game of Thrones to Stranger Things, you wonder how long it'll be before we start hearing her music on them...

Find out more about Déyyess and listen to "Guns" below.


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